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2009-09-16 13:58:23

Yale University researchers have found a molecular mechanism that allows the proper mixing of neurons during the formation of columns essential for the operation of the cerebral cortex, they report in the Sept. 16 online issue of the journal Nature. Scientists have known for years that information processing in the cerebral cortex depends upon groupings of neurons that assemble in the shape of vertical columns. If the number and mix of neurons in the column are wrong, severe cognitive...

2008-05-29 10:34:28

Three scientists in fields of neuroscience, astrophysics and nanoscience became the first recipients of the Kavil prizes on Wednesday. Named after philanthropist Fred Kavil, the $1 million prizes are awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in partnership with the Kavil Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The three first recipients for the award for neuroscience were Dr. Sten Grillner of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden; Thomas Jessell...

2006-08-08 07:21:18

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ultrasound disrupts the brain development of unborn mice, U.S. researchers said in a study published on Monday that adds to growing evidence that too many ultrasound scans could also affect human fetuses. Prolonged ultrasound scans of the brains of fetal mice interfered with a process known as neuronal migration in which neurons move from one place to another, the team at Yale University in Connecticut reported....

2006-08-07 16:05:43

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ultrasound disrupts the brain development of unborn mice, U.S. researchers said in a study published on Monday that adds to growing evidence that too many ultrasound scans could also affect human fetuses. Prolonged ultrasound scans of the brains of fetal mice interfered with a process known as neuronal migration in which neurons move from one place to another, the team at Yale University in Connecticut reported....


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.